Thirteen issues ago, it began. The lecturers churned out thousands of words over the course of the competition. Thank you to them all. As a cheesy side-note, it is so easy at this University to feel that there is no community. And it was nice to see you all rally around something.
Archive for October, 2006
SALIENT’S number one rugby enthusiast and sports journo Michael Oliver heads along to a Wellington Lions rugby practice to talk to backline lynchpin Jimmy Gopperth. He soon realises that although the rugby season is long the players are still driven by a love for the game.
I can’t believe any of you haven’t even sent Salient a letter complaining about my wilful obscurity. But I imagine you have been complaining to yourselves a little.
Salient put on a respectable showing at last weekend’s Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA) awards, winning four awards but failing to wrest the best publication prize from Otago’s Critic.
2006 wasn’t exactly the most scintillating year for news. There were no real elections, no injunctions, and only a few pithy protests. Although, on the other hand, there was plenty of bitching and scandal, whether it be in the Beehive or in our very own VUWSA workroom.
Before the markets close for the summer, VUWSA receptionist Carey Clements drops further, for parking in the Vice-Chancellor’s car park at last Wednesday night’s Blues awards.
The second set of NZUSA elections for the 2007 executive has reached an inconclusive result for the second Co- President position.
If this year is remembered for anything, it will be remembered as the year that democracy actually succeeded in achieving something. Nick Kelly, boil on the ass of VUWSA and all-round embarrassment to students everywhere, was ejected from student politics to the harsh reality of the dole.
It’s a fact: guys just don’t like sharing their problems. This unwillingness to share is even more pronounced when the problem involves their ‘special area’.